Accession Number:

ADA143245

Title:

White Paper 1983: The Army Family

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

This white paper describes the evolution of the Army family its history, present status, and future. It is the first time that information about the Army family has been systematically gathered and consolidated. In that regard, this paper is only the first step of our needs assessment. Future months will be devoted to a continuing analysis in needs and the development of solutions. It will be a time-consuming process but, given the long history of the Army family and the piecemeal planning to date, our time will be well spent. The Army will articulate a well conceived strategic plan for the Army family. It is important the Department of the Army proceed to implement and institutionalize the programs, plans, and other solutions identified through our needs assessment. However, this plan will not work if it is fed only by Department of the Army initiatives. Each component of the Army, be it unit, installation, or activity, and all members of the Army community--active duty, civilian, reservist, or family member--must understand and embrace the philosophy articulated in this paper. All need to contribute to make it a reality. This plan envisions family members as true partners in an Army which is seen as a way of life, not a job. The family responsibility in this partnership is to support soldiers and employees and participate in building wholesome communities. The Armys responsibility is to create an environment where families and family members prosper and realize their potential. Each of us has a part to play in this partnership.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE